The vertical elements framing the sides of a door (portal)
or window. In later Romanesque and Gothic architecture, the
jambs of the portals are often arranged in an extended design
that spreads outward (splayed) and decorated with sculpture
called jamb figures usually representing Old and New Testament
figures and Christian saints.
Sculptured figures located on the jambs, or vertical side
elements, of a portal or doorway. In medieval architecture,
jamb figures usually represent Old and New Testament figures
or Christian saints.